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Data & Analytics Summer Intern – First Bus (8912)

Company Overview

The leading transport operator in the UK and North America, FirstGroup provides easy and convenient mobility, improving quality of life by connecting people and communities. As part of this, First Bus operates around a fifth of local bus services in the £4.2bn deregulated marked outside London. We are one of the largest bus operators in the UK with a fleet of approximately 5,800 buses across our operations and we serve 40 of the UK's largest towns and cities including two thirds of the UK's 15 largest conurbations

At First Bus a team of 16,500 people work together in all kinds of roles to help around 1.6 million customers a day get to where they want to go. We need talented people like you to join us to deliver tailored networks, working to continuously improve punctuality, fuel and cost efficiency and reduce our environmental impact whilst reflecting the needs of local communities.

What does the role involve?

As a Data & Analytics Summer Intern you will be given your own project to work on which will deliver real business value – but don't worry, you'll be supported by the wider Data & Analytics function in delivering on this.

The project you are awarded will enable you to work with other teams in both Finance and the wider First Bus operation helping you to understand how First Bus is using data to transform its business.

The Data & Analytics team utsilise a wide range of leading systems, tools and techniques and this internship will give you the opportunity to develop your own skills in these areas with a focus on delivering actionable solutions. 

Who are you looking for and what qualifications do I need?

First and foremost, we are looking for someone with a desire to apply the theory and the passion for data that they have developed with real world analytical problems. You will need:

  • To be on track to achieve at least a 2:1 in mathematics or closely related degree subject.
  • A desire to learn new techniques and add to your skillset
  • The passion, enthusiasm and curiosity to understand how the business operates and the ability to align yourself and your outputs with the business goals and values.
  • The ability to build positive relationships and collaborate with your colleagues.

A real customer focus, ensuring best customer experience is at the heart of everything you do.

Where will the role be located?

The role will be located in the Data & Analytics and Finance hub in Bristol.

What will the I receive in terms of development?

As well as a competitive pro-rata salary, travel and other benefits, you will be set objectives that will stretch and enhance your skills. To support you in the delivery of these objectives, you will have regular meetings with your Line Manager, contact with a mentor and have regular catch-ups with a current graduate – acting as a buddy.

We will also offer some formal training along the way so that at the end of your internship, should you have done a great job, we may be in a position to offer you a place on one of next year's graduate programmes.

How will I be selected?

Following completion of your application you will be asked to complete our online tests. Then, if successful you will be invited to undertake a video interview.

Assessments will take place on in March 2019, and if shortlisted, we will let you know in good time to make appropriate arrangements to attend.

Successful candidates will be starting on 10th June 2019.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

By when should I apply?

Applications must be submitted by the 7th February and all pre-assessment stages completed before the 21st February.

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UK Bus - Bristol Lawrence Hill
Enterprise House, Lawrence Hill, Easton, Bristol, England, BS5 0DZ
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    First Graduates
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    Full Time
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    UK Bus - Bristol Lawrence Hill
  • If temporary, length of contract:
    8 - 12 weeks
  • Salary:
    £18,000 pro rata
  • Closing Date:
    7 February 2019
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